Your child may be smart, creative, and perceptive and also be challenging-impulsive, active, distractable. There are many causes for these problems, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is only one possibility. Guest Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Massachusetts. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The New Year is just a week away and brings with it the opportunity for parents and teachers to communicate about a child’s social, emotional, and academic needs. What resources are available for your child with special needs? Join Nurse Rona and guests to discuss effective ways to recognize and negotiate for the best school environment, starting with preschool. • Wendy Byrnes, parent advocate and outreach coordinator for College Living Experience. • Dr. Eileen Crumm, MPA, PhD, the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Each year approximately five hundred thousand babies are born prematurely in the United States. Preemies come with a special set of needs and concerns, including physical health challenges, developmental delays, and complex decisions for parents to make. Join Nurse Rona and guests for a discussion about caring for the child in your life while also taking care of your emotional health. • Alison Brooks, RNC, MS, the clinical nurse specialist in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Alta Bates... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Did you know that you could get your children on the road to reading simply by reading aloud to them every day? Tune in as Rona and her guests discuss wonderful ways to help your child fall in love with learning. Guests: Janell Flores, Director of San Francisco's Raising a Reader program, and Hildegarde Ayer, Executive Director of the Lee Pesky Learning Center and co-author of the new book Every Child Ready to Read. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
As more and more children attend pre-school, childcare providers and parents need to keep the social, emotional, and cultural needs of young children in mind. Guests: Karen Blinstrub, Executive Director of Child, Family and Community Services, Inc., and Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson of Safe Passages and First 5 Contra Costa. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
The new school year brings with it the opportunity for parents and teachers to communicate about a child's social, emotional, and academic needs. What resources are available for your special needs child and what is the most effective way to negotiate the best school environment from preschool to high school? Guests: Wendy Byrnes, special education advocate, and Sheryl Young, CEO of Community Gatepath.
Our kids grow up fast. Before you know it, they're dealing with all the challenges of early adolescence. Rona and guests Dr. Lisa Benton Hardy, Director of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, Linda Perlstein, author of the best-selling book Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers, and Berkeley High School sophomore Daniel Badal talk about the transforming years from age 9 to 13.
We need to build acceptance and understanding of children who live with parents of the same sex. Guests: Kimi Sakashita, lesbian parent and public health advocate. Johnny Symons, documentary filmaker of Daddy and Papa which tells the story of two gay fathers.
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Richard Winefield, Executive Director, of the Bay Area Discovery Museum (funded in part by First 5 Marin), on engaging and educating children through interactive exhibits and events. -http://www.badm.org -http://www.marincfc.org Child Abuse Awareness: • Abigail Stewart-Kahn, Director of New Programming at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. -http://www.sfcapc.org Keeping Arts...
Individual county agencies and private foundations have found unique ways to address health care coverage. Guests: Karen Blinstrub, Executive Director of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, is a major contributor to Santa Clara's ground-breaking model of universal health care. Srija Srinivasan represents the Peninsula Community Foundation in the community-wide partnership that has come together to launch the San Mateo County Children's Health Initiative.
Children's healthy development, including their healthy smiles and good dental care, affects their overall well-being. Guest: Richard Sobel, DDS, pediatric dentist and President of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, and Debi Diaz, RDA, Executive Director of Community Oral Health Services in Monterey County.
What does it take to raise happy, healthy, and emotionally sound young men? Rona's Book Club discusses Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys with author Michael Thompson, PhD, psychologist specializing in children and families, and Mary Jayne Sims, PhD, of the Early Childhood Mental Health Program at Oakland Children's Hospital.
Childhood is often thought of as synonymous with a time for imagination and play. Make-believe in early childhood has been linked to the development of creativity, critical thinking and even emotional regulation. Play is used in children's therapy for dealing with childhood issues as far reaching as stress, changing schools, and even death of a loved one. Yet, in an increasingly technological and commercialized era of toys, TV and pre-packaged dress-up, are we squelching imagination? Join Rona...
Becoming a foster parent is one of the greatest gifts you can provide to another human being. Guests: Rebecca Perez-Ochoa, Social Worker with the Santa Clara Department of Family & Children Services. Kathryn Cleberg, RN, Vice President of Foster Family Network, the local Contra Costa County branch of the state foster parent association.
Take Five for First 5, with Dawn Bussey of First 5 Santa Clara, on discipline. The Role Media Plays in the Lives of Kids: • Rebecca Randall, Director of Outreach at Common Sense Media. • Maria Alvarez, Spanish Media Spokesperson at Common Sense Media. Winter Health Tips: • Dr. Susan Lindheim of Kaiser Permanente in Richmond. Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM.
Our first show presented two wonderful pediatricians, Dr. Mel Burman and Dr. Susan Lindheim discussing childhood matters such as: How many immunizations does my baby really need? How do I find a pediatrician I can trust?
Parents work hard to keep their children healthy, but for many kids colds, flu, asthma, and other illnesses are difficult to avoid. Nurse Rona and our guests, Dr. Randy Bergen, Pediatric Chief at Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek, and Dr. Tara Levy, ND, Naturopath at Tara Natural Medicine, and will discuss what you can do to keep your child's immune system healthy and answer questions about your child's health.
Children of divorced parents face many challenges as a result of their family experience, and parents need to work hard to keep their children's needs in the forefront. Guests: Mary Ellen Hannibal, author Good Parenting Through Your Divorce, and Andrew Lamden, licensed clinical social worker.
Combine a houseful of relatives, high expectations and cranky kids, and you have a recipe for holiday stress. Rona and guests Stacy Castle, director of the STAR Parenting Department of the YWCA of Silicon Valley, and Marcus Small, Clinical Director of the Coordinated Youth Services Council of Marin, discuss ways to discipline without yelling.
Every month of pregnancy brings new questions for both women and their partners. Join Rona and guests Trish Booth, author of Pregnancy Q&A, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Barbara Dehn as they answer some of yours.
In honor of National Grandparents day, we'll focus on the unsung heroes… grandparents who are helping raise their grandchildren. At an age when many people retire and rest after their children grow up and leave home, a growing number of grandparents are stepping up to care for children who are in need. Join Nurse Rona and guests to understand more about the circumstances and experiences of grandparents raising their grandkids. Guests: Dr. Lenora Poe, author of Black Grandparents as Parents.
The right school or pre-school for your child may not be the one with the best test scores -- or the highest tuition. Rona and guests Fred Ferrer, Chair of the FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Commission and Executive Director of Estrella Family Services in San Jose, and Bill Jackson, founder of GreatSchools.net, discuss what makes a school a good fit with your family.
Every child learns differently, has different strengths and weaknesses. This show features an exclusive interview with investment leader Charles R. Schwab. His www.schwablearning.org is an excellent resource for learning differences. Guests: Dr. Mel Levine, MD, founder of All Kinds of Minds(r), a nonprofit Institute for the study of differences in learning. Karen Colaric-Corzan, 4th grade teacher at Park Day School in Oakland.
Having fun with your kids this summer. Guests: Dave Zuckermann, a Naturalist with the East Bay Regional Park District. Stephanie Lamarre, co-author (with Michelle Keene) of Babies by the Bay, an insider's guide to parenthood in the Bay Area.
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Dan Delgado, MD, co-chair of the Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative at First 5 Santa Clara, and director of the Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, on childhood obesity. Teaching Your Kids to Cook: • Matthew Locricchio, author of The 2nd International Cookbook for Kids. Setting Limits with Love: • Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti...
The transition to school, whether it's a child's first year in preschool or kindergarten, a return at the end of a summer break, or a change to a new school, can be both exciting and trying for parents and kids. Guests: Fred Ferrer, child development consultant and past commissioner of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, and Todd Sarner, Co-Director of Transformative Parenting.
Traveling this summer with your family? Learn how to prepare yourself and your kids for a fun and safe summer vacation. Guests: Vicki Lansky, author of Trouble-Free Travel with Children; Dr. Susan Anderson, MD, Travel Tropical and Wilderness Medicine Consultant at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic.
Developing an awareness of your own experiences as a child can help you become a more connected parent. Guests: Daniel Siegel, MD, co-author of Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive, and Liz Kughn, MFT, Psychotherapist in private practice and with Marin County Community Mental Health Services. (This show is a rebroadcast of a previous show.)
How is it possible for working parents to stay connected to their children? Guests: Kathy Truax, MFT, MA. Director of the Pregnancy and Early Parenting Center, a program of Family Service Agency of Marin County. Richard Eyre is the co-founder (with his wife, Linda Eyre) of valuesparenting.com.
Approximately 1 out of every 8 babies are born prematurely in the U.S. What resources are available for their families and how do we ensure that premature children receive the care and opportunities they need for healthy development? Guests: Balaji Govindaswami, MD, MPH, Chief of Neonatology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Alison Brooks, RNC, MS, Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
Many parents feel alone and powerless in their attempts to understand all the media choices that are available to their children. Guests: Linda Burch, Managing Director of Commonsense Media, dedicated to improving media and entertainment choices. Sheila Butcher Smith, manager of the Early Learning Department at KQED, overseeing outreach services reaching over 50,000 Bay Area child care professionals, parents and children each year.
Declaring a racial identity may be easy for most of us, but not for the increasing numbers of biracial and transracial children. Rona and guests Tarah Fleming, the Diversity Specialist at Berkeley's Childcare Health Program, and Joemy Ito-Gates, founder of the Fusion Program for Mixed Heritage Youth, discuss the unique issues facing multi-ethnic families.
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Susan Regan, Executive Director and Founder of Bay Area Children First (funded in part by First 5 Alameda). - http://www.baychild.org - http://www.ackids.org Getting Kids Excited About Food: • Denise Jardine, Community Educator with Whole Foods Market, gives tips on grocery shopping and cooking with kids. - http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)...
Sometimes the lives of fathers can be overshadowed by the importance of motherhood. Fathers play a vital role in their children's life that stretches far beyond economic responsibility. Join Nurse Rona and Dr. Will Courtenay, "The Men's Doc," and two fathers, Glenn Cotter and Kevin Nichols, for a conversation about fatherhood.
What is dyslexia? How can parents and teachers identify the early signs of this learning disability and help children be successful in school and feel good about themselves? Guests: Henry Winkler, award-winning actor, director and co-author of the book series, Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, and Chris Voll, independent educational evaluator and school psychologist with the Albany Unified School District.
Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning and Other Toxins October 22, 2006 Young children absorb proportionately more toxins than adults and their rapid development makes them more vulnerable to the negative health effects of lead and other environmental pollutants. Guests: Sharon Green, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and Asa Bradman, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research at U.C. Berkeley's...
If people work together neighborhoods can be better prepared for an emergency. Do you and your family know how to reach each other? Does your neighborhood have a community emergency response plan in case of an earthquake? And how will you help each other out in case of a serious flu outbreak? Join Nurse Rona and guests, Ana-Marie Jones, executive director of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, and Kathy Dervin, MPH, public health preparedness coordinator for the City of Berkeley, as...
How do you get your kids excited about reading? And when should you start reading to your kids? Find out ways to unlock the power of books. Guests: Todd Parr, author and illustrator of Reading Makes You Feel Good, Carol Welsh Gray, president of Raising A Reader, and Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, authors of Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids and the Bond of Reading.
Children's health and behavior are important to parents and many questions can arise. Guest: Peter Levine, MD, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek. Dr. Levine is a specialist in children's behavior.
From Monterey to Napa, the effects of economic stress have lifelong consequences for children and families. It can be devastating when children must leave their home and move to a new neighborhood or a shelter, or when families don't have enough money for healthy food or medical care. And even if your house isn't facing foreclosure, chances are you are still struggling to make ends meet. Join Nurse Rona and guests, Ruth Cashmere, Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator at Marin Housing and Wilma...
Divorce is difficult and life changing for the entire family. Sometimes partners need to separate because of conflicts too challenging to overcome. Luckily working together and effective communication can reduce the trauma of divorce or separation. Join Nurse Rona and guests, Andrew Lamden, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in children, families, and couples, practicing in Marin County, and Stephania Francone, of the Collaborative Practice of Santa Cruz County, as they discuss how...
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks with parents at Habitot in Berkeley about preschool. This segment originally aired on our April 18, 2009 episode of Childhood Matters, "The Need for Preschool."
Childhood obesity is a serious problem, but how do we make sure that our kids don't obsess over being thin? Forty percent of girls in first through fifth grades surveyed in 2003 reported they were trying to lose weight. Associate Producer Lacey Daniell spoke with Peggy Orenstein, a contributing editor for the New York Times Magazine (http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine), about modeling a healthy lifestyle. To read Ms. Orenstein's work, including the article that inspired this interview, visit...